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Maryland Politics: October, 2012

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 10/22/2012

We’ve moved — to the Maryland Politics page

Full Washington Post coverage of Maryland politics can now be found in a new place: the Maryland Politics page.

By John Wagner  |  02:13 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 10/19/2012

Pepco union approves contract, averting strike

The agreement averts a strike.

By Victor Zapana  |  11:52 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Roscoe Bartlett, facing tough Democratic challenge, spars over role of government in debate

In question after question in the debate, the GOP lawmaker argued that less is more, saying he joined the tea party’s ranks because the nation must return to the basic principles of constitutional government.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  04:41 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Former boxing champ seeks Md. gambling votes

Oscar De La Hoya is the latest celebrity to surface in Maryland’s star-studded ballot campaigns.

By John Wagner  |  11:57 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:54 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Television ad opposing same-sex marriage features suspended Gallaudet diversity officer

Opponents of gay nuptials started airing a television ad featuring images of Angela McCaskill.

By John Wagner  |  07:54 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Wayne Curry launches pro-gambling committee

Former Prince George’s County executive launching a committee to support gambling plan.

By John Wagner  |  04:04 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 10/17/2012

O’Malley touts gambling measure in new TV ad

The Maryland governor touts the state’s investment in its schools.

By John Wagner  |  01:27 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Obama hit Romney ‘square in the nose,’ O’Malley says

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) was back in the spin room Tuesday night.

By John Wagner  |  08:40 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Upstart independent candidate to debate Sen. Cardin and others in Maryland forum

U.S. Senate candidate Rob Sobhani does not like the bipartisanship in Washington.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  05:31 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Md. GOP luminaries Steele, Scott support gambling

Michael S. Steele and Audrey E. Scott throw their support behind Question 7, the state’s expanded gambling measure.

By John Wagner  |  03:20 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 10/16/2012

John Delaney maintains fundraising edge over Roscoe Bartlett

The Democrat continues to raise more cash than the GOP incumbent.

By Ben Pershing  |  10:12 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Major GOP funder gives to Maryland same-sex marriage campaign

A prominent New York-based hedge fund manager donated $250,000.

By John Wagner  |  07:28 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Contributions to Md. gambling fight rise to $47 million

The latest contribution is another $3.5 million from Penn National Gaming, which opposes the plan.

By John Wagner  |  01:34 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 10/12/2012

N.Y. Mayor Michael Bloomberg gives $250,000 to Maryland same-sex marriage effort

Contribution by New York City mayor was confirmed Friday, shortly after he sent out an email seeking donations from other supporters.

By John Wagner  |  08:12 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Former Redskin pitches Maryland gambling plan

LaVar Arrington, who last suited up for the Redskins in 2005, is featured in a 30-second spot.

By John Wagner  |  05:02 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Roscoe Bartlett agrees to 6 debates with John Delaney in Maryland’s 6th

Republican incumbent agrees to six debates with challenger.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  01:39 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Brian Frosh shows strength of support for 2014 attorney general bid

Maryland Sen. Brian E. Frosh on Thursday announced an exploratory bid for attorney general, releasing a list of more than 100 supporters.

By John Wagner  |  01:27 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 10/11/2012

MGM chips in another $3 million to gambling campaign

Companies with a stake have contributed more than $43 million to two ballot-issue committees.

By John Wagner  |  10:53 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Local unions rally against Montgomery County police labor law

By Victor Zapana  |  05:29 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 10/10/2012

MGM chairman ‘disappointed’ gambling race in Md. remains close

Jim Murren said he remains confident that the referendum on expanded gambling will pass.

By John Wagner  |  04:16 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Two African-American ministers from Maryland appear in first same-sex marriage ads

Religious leaders from Prince George’s, Baltimore call gay nuptials consistent with religious freedom.

By John Wagner  |  11:05 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Spending on Maryland gambling measure tops $40 million

Companies with a stake in expanded gambling have upped the ante, according to disclosure reports.

By John Wagner  |  02:52 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Maryland governor, Ravens linebacker team up for same-sex marriage fundraiser

Brendon Ayanbadejo joined Gov. O’Malley to raise money for Marylanders for Marriage Equality.

By John Wagner  |  10:22 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Md. NAACP to launch radio ads featuring Julian Bond to support same-sex marriage

The ad features Julian Bond, chairman emeritus of the national NAACP, who argues that voting for Question 6 is “the right thing to do.”

By John Wagner  |  05:43 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Maryland Dream Act will benefit state, study says

Over decades the measure’s “net benefits” could far outweigh costs, policy research institute finds.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  11:17 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Same-sex marriage opponents begin ad war in Maryland

The new spot features softly lit images of traditional families and children.

By John Wagner  |  08:34 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 10/07/2012

Gov. Martin O’Malley mocks Mitt Romney in ‘Fox News Sunday’ debut

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) mocked GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney for not offering more specifics about his tax plans.

By John Wagner  |  10:41 AM ET, 10/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 10/05/2012

Md. lawmaker: Penn National gambling company was behind mailer by gay-rights group

Penn National Gaming has taken responsibility for paying for a mailer in August, according to a state senator.

By John Wagner  |  03:09 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 10/05/2012

Jon Stewart mocks O’Malley’s post-debate spin

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) got some more national attention Thursday night, but probably not the kind he’s looking for.

By John Wagner  |  09:37 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 10/04/2012

O’Malley defends President Obama’s debate performance

Governor’s assessment is at odds with most pundits, who gave the edge to Mitt Romney.

By John Wagner  |  09:02 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Prince George’s launches 311 call system for non-emergency requests

Non-emergency call center fulfills 2010 promise by county executive.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  07:28 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Gov. O’Malley uses bully pulpit to wade into casino ad war

Calls opponents’ claims “total crap, hogwash, a bunch of West Virginia casino hooey.”

By Aaron C. Davis and John Wagner  |  04:16 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Gov. O’Malley is Denver-bound for presidential debate

Aides that say O’Malley was asked by Obama campaign to be available to the media to assess the faceoff.

By John Wagner  |  09:53 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 10/03/2012

It’s no illusion: That’s David Copperfield calling to promote gambling in Maryland

The same-sex marriage campaign in Maryland is not the only one enlisting celebrities.

By John Wagner  |  08:22 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Washington Redskins throw support behind Maryland gambling expansion

The team urged fans to vote for a ballot initiative next month that would allow a new casino in Pr. George’s.

By John Wagner and Rick Maese  |  10:48 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Melissa Etheridge helping Maryland’s same-sex marriage campaign

Rock singer is the latest celebrity to raise money for push to uphold Maryland’s same-sex marriage law.

By John Wagner  |  03:38 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Speakers at rally decry casino, deny attendees were paid

Community leaders in Prince George’s led a rally Tuesday where speakers argued a casino would do the jurisdiction more harm than good.

By John Wagner  |  02:56 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:56 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Can you clap, cheer and hold an anti-casino sign? Someone has a job for you.

An ad that hit Craigslist Monday sought participants for a Prince George’s rally.

By John Wagner  |  07:56 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Maryland Gov. O’Malley takes swipes at Virginia Gov. McDonnell

The Md. governor didn’t tread lightly when asked about the economies of his state and Va.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  02:26 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Casino issue dead for awhile if it fails, O’Malley says

If voters reject a Pr. George’s County casino, the issue is likely dead for the rest of his tenure, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said Monday.

By John Wagner  |  12:31 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/01/2012

‘Chefs for Equality’ mobilize for Md. same-sex marriage

Proponents have already tapped actors, athletes and musicians to help raise money. Now another profession is stepping forward.

By John Wagner  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 09/30/2012

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley returns to Sunday talk shows, praising President Obama

Maryland governor was largely back on message, praising President Obama and criticizing Republicans.

By John Wagner  |  10:41 AM ET, 09/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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